Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with On Your Mark! Below is a summary of the different positions we have available. Fill in the form at the end of the page and indicate which position you would be interested in. We will contact your for an interview once we receive your application.

**Please note, references will be provided only after completion of a 3 month probation period.  References will be provided up to a maximum of 3 years after leaving the program. **


Volunteer Tutor                           

Reports to: Program Coordinators

Time commitment: after-school or Saturday mornings (minimum 1.5 to 2 hours per week)

Tutors will work closely with elementary and/or secondary students within the Toronto Catholic and District School Boards and are responsible for providing educational assistance and guidance to their students.


  • Provide assistance (in English) with homework, assignments, and other areas of studies where children may be experiencing difficulties, specifically Math and/or English on a weekly basis.
  • Work in cooperation with Program Coordinator(s), school staff in the selected schools (if applicable) and parents (if applicable) to develop a work plan that is best suited to students’ needs.
  • Assist in regular reporting and tracking of students’ progress, accomplishments and areas of difficulty to Program Coordinator(s).
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards education and learning and be a positive role-model for your student(s).
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Orientation Session and Orientation Manual.


  • Available a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours a week.
  • Participate in a mandatory Tutor Orientation/Student Engagment Session (1 hour).
  • Provide program staff with references and permission to perform police background check.

Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Poses:

  • Student or graduate of a secondary or post-secondary institution.
  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH.  Tutoring sessions have a strong focus on literacy as majority of students in the program are working below grade level in this area.
  • Ability to help students in all or some areas of reading, writing and math. Volunteers have the opportunity to specify   subject area of strength, ie. Math, ie.).
  • Interest in the field of education and/or social services.
  • Some experience working with children and/or youth at the elementary and/or high school level an ASSET.
  • Responsible/Reliable, Supportive, Positive Role Model and Encouraging to a student(s).
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary).

Advantages of becoming a tutor:

  • Relevant educational experience.
  • An opportunity to give back to the community.
  • Make a real difference in the life of a child and/or youth
  • Free training in a variety of tutoring aspects!
  • Letters of reference
  • Teacher College references completed upon request
Site Supervisor

(+ Back-Up Tutor)

Reports to: Program Coordinators

Time commitment: afterschool and/or Saturday mornings (minimum 1.5 hours per week)

The Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor will act as a liaison between Program Coordinator(s) and other volunteer tutors by maintaining attendance, assisting with tracking records and acting as a back-up tutor when necessary.


  • Work as a Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor supporting a group of tutors and students.
  • Maintain records of attendance and follow up with absent tutors and students with a phone call
  • Update Program Coordinator(s) of any volunteer absences and/or concerns that may have surfaced.
  • Participate in monthly check-ins with Program Coordinator(s) via telephone OR email.
  • Back-up tutor for one or more students when necessary.
  • Provide support and assistance when needed to volunteer tutors on site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the training package.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards education and learning.


  • Available a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours a week
  • Commit to the position for a minimum of 4 to 6 months, ideally the full program year (November to May).
  • Attend a mandatory Site Supervisor Orientation Session (1 hour)
  • Provide Program Coordinator(s) with permission to perform a police background /clearance check
  • Communicate via email after every tutoring session with Program Coordinator(s) .

Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Possess:

  • Excellent Communication skills in English (knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary)
  • Tutoring and/or supervisory experience is an asset but not necessary
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Reliable, enthusiastic, positive attitude/role model and supportive to students, parents and volunteers.

Advantages of Becoming a Site Supervisor/Back-Up Tutor:

  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • Relevant educational experience
  • Letters of reference
  • Free training
  • An opportunity to give back to the community
  • Make a real difference in the life of a child and/or youth.


Administrative/Resource Support

Reports to: Program Coordinators

Time commitment: to be negotiated with program coordinators during interview.


Administrative tasks such as outreach assistance and updating of the Resource Area. Tasks include emailing, photocopying, printing, stapling, preparing outreach packages, organizing resources, etc.


The volunteer will be reliable with mature insight, able to meet deadlines through careful time management and well organized with attention to detail.


  • Gain some valuable office experience while assisting project staff in a friendly and fun environment!
  • Letters of reference


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